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Colorado Investigates California-Based Peter Klaas For High Risk Trading, Seeking License Revocation

Peter Gerhard Klaas (CRD #2381681) is a former broker and investment advisor, and was employed at El Segundo, CA-based Cetera Advisor Networks since 05/2017. Klaas was previously employed with Allegis Investment Services (05/2014-03/2017,) Signator Financial Services (04/2011-06/2014), and LPL Financial (09-2007-05/2011.) No current employment information is available.

David-Levy-of-Titus-Rockefeller-LLC-Permanently-Barred-from-Broker-Activity-After-Long-Career-of-Suspicious-Activity-300x200The Colorado Division of Securities is currently investigating broker Klaas along with broker Heath Bowen (CRD #4824684) for putting advisory clients in high-risk and complex option trades that these clients didn’t understand. CDS is not requesting monetary damages in this pending investigation, but is asking for the revocation of Klaas’ licensure. This investigation began while Klaas was employed with Allegis.

Cetera notified Klaas that he was subject to disqualification stemming from the Consent Cease and Desist Order dated March 12, 2018 filed by the Securities Commissioner of Colorado. On 4/18/2018, Klaas resigned from Centera.

Klaas is also the subject of a pending customer dispute, filed on 9/29/2017, requesting damages of $456,529.00. The complaint stems from a trade made in August of 2015 that was misrepresented, and used strategies that were described as “unsuitable.” As a result, the client suffered monetary losses.

Previous customer complaints during Klaas’ tenure at Allegis between 2014 and 2017 were either settled or withdrawn.

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